• Labor Day (2013)

Labor Day

Release Date: December 27th, 2013

DVD Release Date: April 29th, 2014

PG-13 |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

At the tender age of 13, Henry Wheeler (Gattlin Griffith) grapples with the pains of adolescence while caring for his troubled, reclusive mother, Adele (Kate Winslet). One day while shopping for school supplies, Henry and Adele encounter Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin), an intimidating man but one who clearly needs their help. Frank convinces the two of them to take him into their home, but later it becomes clear that he is a convict who has escaped. Based on the novel by Joyce Maynard.

Cast: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Tobey Maguire, Clark Gregg, Tom Lipinski, Maika Monroe, J.K. Simmons

Director: Jason Reitman

Genres: Romance , Drama

Production Co: Mr. Mudd, Right of Way Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: House, 2010s, Love, Emotional, Inspiring, Escape, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Labor Day may be filled with autumn's falling leaves, but it makes sense that they're bringing it out as a prelude to spring, for the sap — and I do mean sap — is rising. show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Reitman keeps a strong grip on all the aspects of the story to prevent it from becoming corny, unduly melodramatic or obvious. show more

  • 77
    William GossFilm.com

    Jason Reitman’s adaptation of Joyce Maynard’s Labor Day is as consistently assured a piece of filmmaking as any we’ve seen from the filmmaker and very much in keeping with the decreasingly glib nature of his output. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama